Not just the holly
Not just the pine
nor flaming of candles
Makes Christmas so fine
But the Spirit of Friendship
That reaches afar
To wish Merry Christmas
Wherever you are!
A rare view of Gulf Park's famous Friendship Oak, photographed January 1, 1964.
Dr. Cox is greeted by
Bette Brock, President
of Theta Alpha.
Looking on are
Judy Oliver and
TO ALL GULF PARK COLLEGE STUDENTS OF ALL THE YEARS, 1921-66:
I was in New York August 12, with plane reservation for Europe, when I received a telephone
call from the Board of Trustees, requesting me to return to Gulf Park, and serve temporarily
as Acting President. So, beginning on August 15 I have been on the job, trying to co-ordinate
the good work of competent members of the college staff, until a new president could take charge.
I am pleased that I can report a full enrollment, excellent morale, and good prospects for a suc-
cessful college year. One of my compensations is this privilege of sending to each of you, through
the Tammy Howl, my personal Christmas greetings.
And may I take advantage of this setting to include just a few reminiscences. In the first year
of Gulf Park, 1921-22, we had only 100 girls, ranging in advancement from first year high school
through second year college. Inter-urban street cars ran on the front beach at about the top of
the present sea wall. Do you remember the year and a half when Vachel Lindsay, world honored
American poet, was the Resident Poet at Gulf Park ? He taught a class in American and English
poetry, using as his classroom the big platform in Friendship Oak.
Then let me skip many years to 1949-50, the last year before Mrs. Cox and I retired. Some of
you may recall as I do, with pleasure, the unsolicited offer of Life Magazine to send an editor
and a photographer to the Gulf Park campus to prepare a four-page spread of pictures and de-
scriptive matter about Gulf Park, as one of America's outstanding junior colleges for young
women. This issue of Life appeared a few months later. One photograph of this spread shows
the entire student body lounging comfortably under Friendship Oak. There the annual Class
Day Exercises are held traditionally the day before Commencement. Now we have Elizabeth
Hall, a fine, new, modern dormitory, named in Mrs. Cox's honor. Space will not allow me to
recall more of such varied glimpses and accomplishments, or of the real joys of all those interest-
ing and rewarding years.
What scattered thoughts! What precious memories!
A Very Happy Christmas to you and to those who are dearest to you.
Gulf Park "Blows" Open
Despite Hurricane Betsy, Gulf
Park opened its 45th session on Sun-
day, Sept. 12. On the previous
Thursday members of the Welcom-
ing Committee and the Hurricane
arrived on the campus almost simul-
taneously. Happily, both the Wel-
coming Committee and the campus
survived the Hurricane with little
damage. The greatest loss was the
pier and the boathouse which were
washed away. Other damage was
confined to tree limbs which were
strewn about the campus.
Thirty-three Seniors, members of
the Welcoming Committee, worked
on, without lights for almost twenty-
four hours, to be ready for the ar-
rival of the student body on Sunday.
Almost a full enrollment of the
329 boarding students was recorded
on opening day, with only a few
students absent because of delays in
Opening activities were held as
scheduled with a parents' meeting, a
buffet supper, and the first all stu-
dent meeting on Sunday. Counseling
of all students with faculty advisors
took place on Monday, and registra-
tion for classes was held on Tues-
During the opening and through-
out this first semester we have been
fortunate to have Dr. Richard G.
Cox, founder of Gulf Park, serving
as Acting President of the College.
Both faculty and students welcomed
him with open hearts and hope he
will prolong his stay. It seems like
old times having Dr. Cox back on
This 45th college session opened
with great spirits and the first se-
mester has been busy with much ac-
tivity. We look forward to a second
remester of progress and energy.
A new type of program has been
inaugurated on the campus this
year. On Wednesday evening, from
5:45 until 6:00, the Student Council
sponsors a Vespers Service. The mid-
week Vespers is intended to benefit
the student body by leaving with
each girl some trend of inspirational
thought of meaning and value. At-
tendance is on a voluntary basis and
the programs are planned and con-
ducted by students.
The student body for the 1965-
1966 year includes 329 boarding
students and six day students for a
total enrollment of 335 girls.
The Senior Class has 93 members
and the Junior Class 242. The girls
represent thirty-one states, the Pana-
ma Canal Zone and Venezuela.
Georgia leads all other states with
42 girls, then come Texas with 35,
Alabama with 34, Florida with 33,
and Tennessee with 21. Birming-
ham is represented by nine girls;
Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia is repre-
sented by nine girls; and Atlanta by
SENIOR TRIP TO SHIP
On Sunday, October 10, the Senior
Class of '66 made a boat trip to Ship
Island to view once more the tra-
ditional and beloved island.
Hurricane Betsy had washed away
the dock, but otherwise the island
looked the same. As the boat passed
Fort Massachusetts and the Old
Lighthouse, the Seniors recalled
many fond memories and events in
their life at Gulf Park.
As the boat turned back to the
Coast, the Seniors looked to Ship
Island and promised to return in
the Spring. To the Ship Island
which will always be a part of Gulf
Park by the Sea.
From Long Beach to Gulf Park a
steady stream of bicycles has been
seen cruising during the crisp Au-
tumn days. The front porch of Eliz-
abeth Hall serves as a shelter for an
increasing number of bikes. A va-
riety of sizes and colors, some with
baskets and some with horns provide
pleasure for the Gulf Park girls as
well as furnishing means of rapid
transportation to the Long Beach
shopping center where students pur-
chase supplies at the local "A & P"
and enjoy milkshakes and hambur-
gers at the "Frosty Top." Keep
riding girls and maybe you will
make the Olympics.
Returning Gulf Park students
were pleased and delighted with the
number of campus improxements
carried out during the summer
months. The interior of Hayes
House has a new look with the ad-
dition of wall-to-wall carpeting
throughout the building and a fresh
coat of paint. The Hayes reception
room has been refurnished and re-
draped in an elegant style.
A welcome addition to Elizabeth
Hall is the installation of a telephone
booth on first floor, while the Lloyd
Hall girls are enjoying a new coat
of paint throughout their dorm. The
telephone problem in Hardy Hall
has been eased considerably with the
installation of new telephone booths.
On third floor the Hardy juniors
are enjoying new furniture in their
The physical education depart-
ment has been expanded with the
construction of new tennis and vol-
leyball courts, and the relocation of
the riding ring.
Construction will start shortly on
a new pier to replace the old one
destroyed in Hurricane "Betsy." The
students are proud of the top shape
our campus is in and appreciate the
speedy clean-up job executed by the
maintenance department after the
JUNIOR BOAT RIDE
The Junior Class enjoyed a coast
boat ride down to the Broadwater
Marina and back on a beautiful
Sunday afternoon in late October.
Miss Nelson and Mr. Drago were
unanimously elected class sponsors,
and Mrs. Drago was elected an hon-
orary member of the class.
The majority of the boat ride was
spent learning and practicing the
songs the Juniors serenaded the
Seniors with a few nights later.
Upon return to campus, the en-
tire class gathered around the Junior
fountain to sing some Gulf Park
standards, finishing with the Alma
A good time was had by all, and
the trip helped the class to get better
acquainted with one another.
Rush — as much a part of the
Gult Park program as it is on any
campus was initiated within the first
weei< of school. Having devoted
much time and hard work toward
preparation, the actives of the six
sorcjrities were ready to meet and
greet the barrage of new students
and prospective members. Delta Al-
pha, Delta Chi, Sigma Psi, Gamma
Psi, Kappa Chi and Theta Alpha
were all assured of a successful
In contrast to the previous custom,
the informal coke parties were di-
vided between two nights; thus al-
lowing more time for getting ac-
quainted. Against the background
of excitement and confusion, rushees
were introduced to each sorority. For
unet]ualed entertainment, skit par-
ties were performed in quite profes-
sional manner. Delta Alpha pre-
sented "The Girl Who Found Her
Place," a skit in which Delta Alpha
showed the evolution of a college
freshman into a Gulf Park Girl. Del-
ta Chi's version of "Tarzan Rides
Again" was quite moving in that
Tarzan entered careening across
stage on a vine. Gamma Psi im-
pressed its rushees with a Japanese
Teahouse theme. A mystical for-
tune teller was narrator for Sigma
Psi's skit, in which Sigma Psi pro-
vided the sense of belonging every
girl seeks. Kappa Chi's delightful
arrangement of the Isle of Kappa
was set to a South Pacific theme
providing musical enjoyment for the
audience. Theta Alpha's B. Broad's
Amateur Hour if ever discovered by
television would certainly be a suc-
The following Sunday afternoon
and evening were set aside for the
formal teas, the finale to the rush
parties. Each sorority carried out the
sorority colors in refreshments as
well as in table decorations and
flower arrangements. The atmos-
phere, of course, was the most form-
al, yet it offered the opportunity for
rushees and members alike to make
their final decisions.
Preference sheets were filled out
and the period of nerve-racking si-
lence began. The following Thurs-
day evening bids were issued and
each girl attended her respective so-
il rority's reception.
Formal pledging Monday after-
noon marked the beginning of an
unforgetable period for most pledges.
Big Sisters were revealed and the
responsibilities of pledgeship were
assumed. Under the supervision of
sorority presidents and pledge mas-
ters, pledges were instructed in the
(Jreek alphabet, sorority songs and
standards, and the Cardinal Princi-
ples of Cjood Manners. Weekly
te.ts were given. The final pledge
test was planned for October 28th,
however, all were surprised when
instructions were given to report to
the Y-Hut for a Halloween party.
Costumes exhibited remarkable or-
iginality and ingenuity on such short
notice. Pledge Day was soon to fol-
low with its traditional air raids in
junior Fountain, rat fits, impromptu
skits, egg tosses and strenuous ex-
ercises. An amusing sight was the
afternoon "Powder Puff Football"
game which featured the most
skilled and athletic pledges, while
the less athletically inclined cheered
their team. I am quite certain this
day will long be remembered!
Having fulfilled the obligations of
pledgeship, the pledges solemnly re-
peated their oath of loyalty at the
formal initiation. Each new member
was presented with a single flower
thus symbolizing her acceptance of
the even greater responsibility — the
responsibility accompanying mem-
At the formal Panhellenic Banquet
held on Monday, Nov. i, Panhelle-
nic Council officers and members
were introduced by our President,
Dr. Cox. After the members of each
sorority sang their sorority song, a
delicious meal was enjoyed by all.
To conclude the evening's festivities,
a formal concert was given in the
auditorium featuring Nathan Twin-
ing, a marvelous pianist.
Of course, the tension and excite-
ment of rush subsided with Initia-
tion, however, every girl is well
aware of her responsibility to her so-
rority. During the year, athletic
tournaments. Sorority Sing, as well
as scholarship will test the loyalty of
every member to her sorority. Cer-
tainly there will be close competition
for the Sorority of the Year trophy.
With the termination of a quite
successful rush season, every girl has
found her place!
REVIEW OF REVUE II
Curtain, lights, action, and many
favorite comic strip characters came
to Hfe in the drama department's
musical production, Revue II. This
satire on comic strips was under the
direction of Miss Picking, Mrs. Mer-
dinger, Mr. Christmas and Mr. An-
derson. Bev Root, president of Jet
Maskers, was the stage manager.
The Revue was presented in the
speech workshop. The audience sat
at small tables with checkered table-
cloths and cokes and pretzels.
The first comic strip to come to
life was "Peanuts." Pat Ckayson as
Lucy, along with Charlie Brown and
other characters, amused the audi-
ence with short escapades.
Claiming that "I'm Not At All in
Love," Pandy Short portrayed Win-
Dick Tracy to the rescue again!
In this dance number, the Lady of
the Diamonds, Susie Sickel, was
surprised by a thief, but her jewels
were saved by Dick Tracy just in
the nick of time.
Joey Zook as Little Orphan An-
nie skipped across the stage singing
"Look for a Sky of Blue" at most
unexpected amusing moments.
Sydne Rome, as Brenda Starr,
sang and danced to her rendition of
"Whatever Brenda Wants."
A hilarious sketch on Prince Vali-
ant featured Joan Reznichek as the
dauntless Brunhilde. "Never leave
me. Never leave me." "Poca."
"John." "Poca." "John."
The last of the comic strips was
"L"il Abner." Among the dancing
hillbillies, Fran Kleinfeld, our own
Daisy Mae, sang "It's All or Nothin."
To close the show the entire cast
gathered on stage to sing their ver-
sion of "Put On a Happy Face."
Revue II played to a packed audi-
ence for three nights, and everyone
agreed it was a delightful show.
Too early on Saturday morning,
Oct. 1 6, 136 (iuU Park girls stum-
bled from the dorms, toting week-
end luggage, and climbed aboard
four chartered buses bound for the
U. S. Naval Air Station at Pensacola,
Florida. The four hour bus ride
was consumed with worried waiting
as the girls anticipated first glimpses
of their weekend dates.
With the arrival of the buses at
Pensacola the "Match March" be-
gan with cadets fining up to meet
their dates as they stepped off the
buses. This first meeting wasn't as
trying as anticipated, and the intro-
ductions of weekend dates went oft
After getting settled in the bar-
racks, the girls rejoined their dates
for lunch and an exciting afternoon
of football. The Navy vs Marine
game proved to be a Navy booster,
with a score of 35 to o.
After the game girls and cadets
returned to their respective barracks
to prepare for the Regimental Ball
to be held at the Officers' Club. As
dates arrived that evening, girls
were paged with the cry, "Hit the
quarterdeck-" Confusion reigned.
Many ran around wondering what
to hit. When the girls finally "hit
the c]uarterdeck," they were pleasant-
ly surprised by corsages.
Cadets and their dates were greet-
ed by officers and chaperones in
four receiving lines before going in
to dinner. Following dinner the
Autumn Regimental Ball presented
a spectacle of cadets in dress whites
and dates in a variety of multicolored
Dancing was interrupted for a
short program. Candidates for
Queen of the Regimental Ball were
introduced, and Gulf Park was
proud to be represented by four
lovely girls, Connie Cain, Becky
Cooley, Ginger Kling, and Nancy
Wolfrom. While the judges were
making the big decision, the Naval
Excitement was high as Becky
Cooley was presented as Queen of
the Ball. Becky received her crown
from Captain John C. Haynie, Jr.,
commander of the School of Pre-
Flight. Ginger Kling was selected
as a member of the Queen's Court.
BECKY COOLEY PRE-FLIGHT QUEEN AT PENSACOLA
A gala evening ended at midnight
as the Cnilf Park Cindcrcllas re-
turned to their barracks.
Beauty sleeps were interrupted at
six o'clock on Sunday morning with
an unexpected band serenade. Cadets
were playing marches on the quar-
terdeck! Needless to say, every girl
in the barracks was awakened.
After church services and brunch
in the mess hall, many had the op-
portunity to make a tour of the air-
craft carrier USS Lexington.
Later the girls donned their casu-
al attire for a beach party. Lunch,
swimming, and dancing were en-
joyed by the girls and cadets.
All too quickly the weekend was
over. Luggage was hauled from the
barracks, goodbyes were said, and
the Gulf Park girls boarded the
bu:es to return to campus. As the
buses rolled out of Pensacola, the
girls and chaperones agreed that the
weekend was an exciting one.
DELTA CHi WINS
The six (Julf Park sororities prac-
ticed diligently for four weeks, an-
ticipating the annual volleyball tourn-
ament. This event begins competi-
tion for the Sorority of the Year
trophy. After a month of practic-
ing, the tournament began on Thurs-
day afternoon, November 18. Be-
cause a "round robin" style tourna-
ment was employed this year, all
sororities played each other in the
competition. The games were held
on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
afternoons with an enthusiastic
crowd participating, on the volley-
ball court and in the stands. Delta
Chi Sigma was victorious, winning
first place in the tournament. Second
place was taken by Kappa Chi, and
Delta Alpha Sigma placed third.
The climax of Saturday's games
ended a period of fun and hard work
for all six Gulf Park sororities.
Gulf Park Students Enjoyed A Variety Of Activities
The student body and members
of the faculty gathered in the col-
lege auditorium on the evening of
October 14, for a production of
Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera. The
r^Aledium. The cast were members
of the Gulf Coast Theatre of Arts,
and the opera was performed in
English. Mr. Don Christmas, of
Cjulf Park's music department, was
musical director and accompanist.
The theme of the opera is based
upon Madame Flora, the medium,
and quite obviously a drunken fraud;
her beautiful daughter Monica; and
Toby, Madame Flora's mute helper.
As the curtain opens the three
are preparing the parlor for a
seance which is to be held that night
for three customers. The three soon
arrive and Monica and Toby take
their hiding places to deceive the
The seance begins and with the
help of the hidden Monica and Toby,
each of the customers is satisfied,
believing that they have communi-
cated with their dead. Madame
Flora, however, is not quite as sat-
isfied, for during the seance she felt
a cold hand at her throat for only a
When the guests leave, she ac-
cuses Toby of what she believes to
be a prank, and because he cannot
defend himself she orders him out
of the house. With mixed feelings
of fear and anger Madame Flora
leaves and Toby and Monica are
Monica, seeing that Toby is strug-
gling to tell her of his love for her,
sings a beautiful aria using the
words she feels Toby would like to
say if only he could speak.
Time passes and the three custom-
ers come again for another seance,
and in a fit of drunken rage Ma-
dame Flora tries to tell them that
she is a fraud and that all the il-
lusions of the seance were merely
created by her helpers. The guests
do not believe her, and in fear and
confusion, Madame Flora orders
them away. Madame Flora finds
herself alone and terrified of the
strange events which have happened
to her. From this point, the opera
begins building up to its horrifying
Three curtain calls were needed to
satisfy the audience. After the per-
formance a reception was held and
many of the students and faculty
met the performers. The reception
was the perfect ending for an even-
ing which the students of Gulf Park
will long remember and appreciate.
The stage is completely black —
suddenly there appears a white
clown face moving over the entire
stage. As it moves you become
aware that the face is attached to a
neck, and so on until you are shown
the entire body — completely clothed
in white. The process is slow, em-
phasizing separately each part of
the body as it comes into view. The
mime (pantomime) artist we are
seeing, is Frans Reynders. The re-
markable control he has over his
body is due to long hours of prac-
tice at L'Ecole de Mime, in Paris,
In talking to Mr. Reynders at
various intervals during the day he
spent at Gulf Park, I was able to
discover quite a bit about his pro-
fession, and his attitude toward it.
He believes that mime is the greatest
form of international communica-
For the benefit of the dance stu-
dents, a two-hour class was held the
morning before the concert. Dur-
ing the class, it was pointed out
through our inability to do rela-
tively simple things, how litde we
actually are aware of our body.
Mime involves much more than a
technical knowledge of movements.
One must be able to appreciate
nature, life, or what have you. But,
appreciation is only the beginning.
One must capture it, then communi-
cate it to someone else.
During the concert, everyone was
captivated by his tremendous talent.
There was something of interest for
everyone. One could hear the guns,
and see the war in his pantomime of
a soldier. For the romantics, Sarah
Jones, a dance student at Gulf Park,
and Mr. Reynders provided excel-
lent entertainment. His program
ranged from the gruesome to the
Gulf Park certainly benefited from
Mr. Reynders' visit. His concert
was not only entertaining, but also
educational and stimulating.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
On Sunday, November 21, thirty-
six students and three faculty mem-
bers travelled to New Orleans to
see a matinee performance of the
motion picture "The Sound of
We had an early lunch in the din-
ing room and those who had seen
the picture before recommended that
everyone "Be sure to bring some
Our chartered bus was late — you
know Greyhound, "Take the bus,
and leave the driving to us." But
despite all we arrived at the theatre ,
in New Orleans in plenty of time
to settle in our seats and anticipate
the show. It was just Miss Brock's
luck to break the heel of her shoe,
but she continued through the day
with a smile.
It was unanimous that everyone
thought the picture was "marvelous"
and all could see it again. But as the
group boarded the bus it was evi-
dent that the Kleenex had come in
We stopped at Gentilly for sup-
per at Morrison's, where one of the
noteworthy remarks from the Gulf
Park contingent was, "I'm not used
to eating at square tables."
We arrived back on campus in
time for some of the lucky ones to
have evening dates, after a pleasant
and enjoyable day in New Orleans.
MOBILE HORSE SHOW
Excitement filled the air as a bus-
load of Gulf Park girls left the
campus on Saturday, October ninth,
for the Mobile Charity Horse Show.
Under the direction of Miss Janet
Nelson, Gulf Park riding instruc-
tor, this fun and educational trip
was made possible. Arriving in time
for an extensive tour of the barns,
the student equestrians were able to
observe the important "behind the
scene " preparation which goes into
making a successful showing. The
Mobile County Mounted Sheriff's
Po:se made a colorful grand entry
in rhythm to an organist's rousing
accompaniment. One of the high-
lights of the show was "Triple
Threat," world champion walking
horse, who took first honors in his
class. The show closed as the final
trophy in the five-gaited class was
presented by the first lady of Ala-
bama, Mrs. George Wallace.
Dr. Richard Cox, Acting Presi-
dent of the college, played Grand-
dad to twenty Gulf Park students on
October 13. The girls were enter-
tained at a Granddaughters' Dinner
held in the college dining room. The
girls, daughters of former gradu-
ates, thoroughly enjoyed the oppor-
tunity to know the man who played
Dad to most of their mothers.
Before dinner a reception was held
in the Hardy reception room. Dur-
ing this time the girls had the
chance to talk informally with Dr.
Cox and Dr. and Mrs. Rupert Cooke
who were also present. Dr. Cooke,
the former Business Manager of the
college, is now a member of the
Board of Trustees.
Dr. Cox and his guests were
seated at a special table in the middle
of the dining room. Dinner started
for all students with short speeches
made by Dr. Cox and Dr. Cooke;
these speeches were reminiscent of
the old times. After dinner the
head table was surrounded by the
student body who honored Dr. Cox
and his guests with some school
The daughters of former (julf
Park students included: Bronwyn
Bowen, Frances Crabtree, Lynn Doo-
len. Dean DuBose, Sally Lontz,
Mary Monroe, Ellen Mott, Patricia
Nelson, Pamela Palmer, Charlene
Rudy, Harriet Schumacher, Linda J.
Sparks, Cinda Steenhof, Peggy Stein-
er, Darla Stoltz, Mary Jane Sullivan,
Sheila Valentine, Nikki Womack,
Davis Wood, and Minerx'a Wood-
DR. COX AND HIS TWENTY GRAND-DAUGHTERS
Pierced ears, granny gowns and
rah rahs are a few of the biggest
fads which are sweeping the campus.
When the first period bell ring;,
students can be seen strolling across
campus with white boots on their
feet, "Villager" on their backs and
initialed pinky rings on their fingers.
On rainy days and chilly nights a
barrage of navy, yellow and tan
trench coats and bright colored rain
slicks have been observed. An in-
fluence from the North, perhaps, are
the knee socks and long stockings
sported by the fashion-conscious set.
Many Gulf Parkers have let their
hair grow long, those with short
crops supporting this trend with the
purchase of hair pieces.
Checking out on date nights are
an attractive group of monogram-
med dres:es, sweaters and blouses
accented by an inscribed circle pin
or scarab bracelet. And who hasn't
spent a pleasant afternoon beach-
combing in a pair of sandals and a
peasant scarf? The very newest in-
novation is the granny gown, which
has evolved from the traditional
"nightie ' into a floor-length affair.
These serve the dual purpose of
being stylish as well as warm.
Rah rahs are an outgrowth of the
despised saddle oxford remembered
by all from earliest childhood. These
are scattered in styles of both brown
and white and black and white from
the athletic field to the class rooms.
From this evidence it is plain that
(Julf Park girls are off to another
succe sful year in the fashion world.
FIRST BEACH SUPPER
ENJOYED BY MANY
At five o'clock on Wednesday af-
ternoon, November 10, the first
beach supper of the 1965-1966 school
year was held. All Gulf Park stu-
dents and many staff and faculty
members enjoyed dinner at dusk
along the beach in front of the
campus. Since these suppers, usual-
ly frequent events, had been post-
poned from the first of the year due
to the damaged and debris-laden
beach left by hurricane "Betsy,"
everyone especially enjoyed the oc-
casion. Following the delightful
buffet dinner of fried chicken, every-
one gathered around a huge bonfire
to sing songs and enjoy the fellow-
ship of others.
A DAY IN NEW ORLEANS
Have you ever had breakfast at
"Brennan's"? Eighty Gulf Park
girls devoured the opportunity of-
fered to them by the college.
We departed from G. P. C. at the
wee hour of six o'clock that sunny
Sunday morn, cheerfully bound for
glorious New Orleans. Some had
planned on a short snooze during the
two hour bus ride, but the excited
atmosphere foiled dreams and strains
of "Ragg Mopp" pierced the blanket
Upon arriving at our destination,
we descended from the buses into
the heart of the classic French
Quarter. E)'es that had not previous-
ly beheld the quaint site widened
vv'ith longing into windows display-
ing items peculiar only to New Or-
We were swiftly herded into the
famous Brennan's restaurant where
our hunger was appeased delight-
fully by platters of exotic French
After spoiling our palates at Bren-
nan's we strolled along Royal Street,
feeling very "tourist" in our Sunday
suits amidst the arty folk typical of
the area. While working our way
thr(;ugh the "beat" section, well
guarded by our courageous and pa-
tient chaperones, our guide pointed
out various spots of historical in-
terest. If we listened intently,
shrieks of slaves from decades past,
could be heard in tortured wails.
We were conducted on an inform-
ative tour of the New Orleans mu-
seum, which contained life-like wax
replicas, depicting scenes from the
glamorous and brutal history of
New Orleans. It was fascinating to
see accurate reproductions of the dra-
matic heroes and villains of Ameri-
ca's most fantastic city.
As we stepped once again into
the sunlight, we trekked (swiftly)
through Bourbon Street as we head-
ed toward the docks for a cruise on
We waved farewell to Bourbon
Street and boarded our ship. We
prepared for a four hour cruise on
the vast river by relaxing upon the
cool, breezy top deck, which gave
us access to the picturesque view.
The cruise proved itself to be edu-
cational as well as delightful. It also
happened to stimulate, once again,
pangs of hunger within 79 comrades
and myself. So ... .
Off once again to greet the calor-
ies. We dined at the Roosevelt
Hotel, taking advantage of their
superb all-you-can-eat smorgasbord,
containing every food one's stomach
could imagine and more. Of course
we partook unhesitantly, although
faithfully applying our cardinal
principles of good manners through-
out the meal, thus upholding our
Ciulf Park standards.
Upon exiting from the Roosevelt
our tru ty buses once again awaited.
This time to Preservation Hall,
home of Dixieland jazz. Although
space was scarce. Gulf Park still
found plenty of room to clap along
with the irresistible beat of "The
Saints" and others.
Exhausted, but with many new
and wonderful memories, our Gulf
Park girls returned home once more
to their college by the sea. Although
expired of energy, the students
managed to bellow with vigor once
again, the melodious strains of
"Ragg Mopp," dominating over Mr.
THAN KSG I V I NG
Though some students were able
to go home over Thanksgiving
v/eekend, the majority remained on
campus. We had just the one day
holiday and regular classes were held
on Friday and Saturday.
At 12:15 o" Thanksgiving Day
the Student Council sponsored a
special Thanksgiving Service in the
The traditional Thanksgiving
Dinner, with all the trimmings, was
served in the dining room at 12:30.
We entertained many guests for
dinner, including faculty members,
parents of students and boy friends
who were visiting for the weekend.
On Friday night the Student
Council sponsored a holiday dance
in the auditorium for the student
body and dates. The band played
from nine until eleven-thirty, and
coffee and doughnuts were served
until midnight in the dining room.
The weather was beautiful
throughout the weekend and every-
one enjoyed a very pleasant Thanks-
TRICK OR TREAT
On the black night of October 28,
1965, 240 juniors sat shaking with
fear during study hours as they at-
tempted to digest the vast accumula-
tion of knowledge necessary to pass
their various pledge tests. Such
questions as: "Where is Suzy Senior
from"? and "What comes after Al-
pha"? could be heard in whispered
echoes throughout the dormitories.
Arousing emotions similar to that
of a fire drill, the ever faithful, nine
o'clock bell penetrated the ears of
ner\ous juniors. As if to the gal-
lows, they trudged stiffly to their
respective sorority meetings with all
hopes of becoming actives depend-
ing upon this one, final, emphatical-
ly important, pledge test.
As the pledges sat shakingly
awaiting instructions from their
stern pledge masters and prepared
to write an epilogue concerning var-
ious memorized knowledgables, the
command was given: "ALL RIGHT
PLEDGES — TAKE HEED: You
have 5 minutes to run back to your
dorms, put on a costume and pro-
ceed to the Y-Hut"! Squeals of re-
lief and exultation came from lips
of joyous juniors.
The race was on as dormitories
became disheveled in a frenzy for
discovery of an original costume.
Imaginations were exercised as
pledges devised their varying as-
sortment of home-made spooks and
Meanwhile, back at the Y-Hut,-
refreshments and decorations were
prepared for the mad masqueraded
assembly. Spontaneous laughter
aro e as classmates viewed one an-
other so decoratively appareled for
the occasion. Sheets and sweatshirts
were transformed into both glamor-
ous and hideous garb. Adorned ac-
cordingly, the juniors part'cipated
in a costume contest.
The Seniors were also effectively
attired in sacred all-white, looking
quite Seniorish with made-up black
eyes and decorated with signs stat-
ing, "We'd rather fight than switch."
The evening was climaxed with
the traditional "AIR RAID" as 240
pledges condensed into the air tight
pressure of the poor bulging Y-Hut,
and hit the f^oor in a concentrated
All in all our pledge test was a
grand success, proving enjoyable to
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THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
It would be gratifying to all alum-
nae to see the many things that are
being accomplished week by week
on the Gulf Park campus in the
way of physical improvements and
development. Each new project
adds interest and enthusiasm to
students and faculty. Gulf Park
alumnae are to be commended for
their many expressions of loyalty
and support. Even though a direct
appeal tor contributions has not been
made this year, why not include
Gulf Park in your li.t of contri-
butions for 1965? All gifts are de-
ductible for income tax purposes.
Every gift, no matter how large
nor how small, will find a very use-
ful purpose in the development of
Gulf Park. I can think of no better
way for alumnae and other friends
of the college to express apprecia-
tion to Dr. Richard G. Cox for the
services he has rendered Gu'f Park
College in the past and is now
rendering while he is Acting Presi-
dent on a temporary basis, than to
give to the college that he is so un-
— (Mrs.) Amelia S. Lumpkin
Director of Admissio?js and
GJFTS TO THE COLLEGE
During the summer two substan-
tial gifts were made to the college
which have brought much enjoy-
ment to the students.
A gift from Mr. and Mrs. Horace
F. McKay of Albuquerque, New
Mexico, made possible the partial
refurnishing of three sunparlors in
Hardy Hall. These sunparlors (or
smokers) are the centers for student
gatherings during release hours. The
new furniture is attractive and has
added to student morale.
Another gift has given a spark to
the riding program. Regal Ensign,
a chestnut, three gaited American
sadle bred horse, was donated to the
stables by Mr. Jimmy Walker of
Gulf Park students join the col-
lege in expressing appreciation to
the McKays and to Mr. Walker.
FIVE NEW MEMBERS
ADDED TO BOARD
Five new members have been
elected to the Board of Trustees of
CJulf Park College, according to an
ann(juncement by Harold R. Barber,
Chairman of the Board. The new
members are W. B. Crooks, Jr., of
Meridian, Mississippi; George W.
Healy, Jr. of New Orleans, Louisi-
ana; George P. Hopkins, Jr., of
(Julfport, Mississippi; John McDon-
ald of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi; and
F. M. Turner, Jr., of Gulfport, Mis-
Mr. Crooks, an outstanding Mis-
sissippi bu:iness executive, is a di-
rector of Mississippi Power Com-
pany. He is a graduate of Davidson
College, a past president of the
Meridian Chamber of Commerce,
and the recipient of Distinguished
Service Awards from the Junior
Chamber of Commerce in both 1947
and 1948. Mrs. Crooks is the former
Miss Saramel Repcher of Meridian,
who was graduated from Gulf Park
in 1 94 1. The Crooks are members
of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Healy is executive editor of
the Times-Picayune in New Orleans.
A native of Natchez, he is a gradu-
ate of the University of Mississippi.
Distinguished in the field of journal-
ism, Mr. Healy is a former president
of the American Society of News-
paper Editors, and a former director
of the Inter-American Press Associa-
tion. He is a member of the Metho-
Mr. Hopkins is a general contrac-
tor. His late father was a member
of the college's board for many years.
A graduate of the University of
Missi:sippi, he is a director of Coast
Federal Savings and Loan Associa-
tion and a member of the advisory
board of Gulf National Bank. Mr.
Hopkins is past chairman of the of-
ficial board of the First Methodist
Mr. McDonald, a successful busi-
nessman, is a partner and co-owner
of W. A. McDonald & Sons, Bay St.
Louis. He is president of McDonald
Realty Company. A past president
of the Bay St. Louis Rotary Club,
he is a former chairman of the of-
ficial board of the Methodist Church.
His wife, the former Miss Iva Mae
Pilcher of Mexico, Missouri, was
graduated from Gulf Park College
m 1934, and later served as a mem-
ber of its faculty.
Mr. Turner is \ice president of
the Mississippi Power Company and
is also a member of its board of di-
rectors. After attending Davidson
College, he received law degrees
from both Tulane University and
the University of Mississippi. Ac-
tive in civic affairs, Mr. Turner has-
held positions of responsibility in the
Y. M. C. A. and the Girl Scouts or-
ganizations. Mrs. Turner is the
former Miss Elizabeth Calvert of
Lynchburg, Virginia, who attended
Gulf Park College in 1947-48. Mr.
Turner is an elder in the First Pres-
byterian Church of Gulfport.
Other members of the Board of
Trustees, in addition to Mr. Barber,
are: T. C. Glower, Cooper J. Darby,
James E. Eaton, Donald Sutter, and
George R. Thatcher.
In announcing the election of the
new trustees, Mr. Barber said, "Gulf
Park College is indeed fortunate to
have recured the services of these
outstanding businessmen. We look
forward to continued growth for
Gulf Park College. At this time,
the college is in excellent condition.
Morale is high among both students
and faculty members, enrollment is
at an all-time peak, and the college
is financially stable and secure. As
we face the opportunities of the fu-
ture, Gulf Park College can rely on
the guidance of a distinguished
Board of Trustees."
In response to the appeal in the
last issue of the Tammy Howl, sev-
eral contributions were received
which enabled us to grant two nomi-
nal scholarships to deserving stu-
dents. Acknowledgment is made to
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Ingle, who made
a contribution of $300, and to Mrs.
Mary Howie, Mrs. June Read Swet-
man and Mrs. Lillian Wissmiller,
who made smaller contributions.
Mrs. Swetman's gift was made in
memory of Mr. Claude Wall, de-
ceased husband of Loucidel Thomp-
Mrs. John R. Montgomery (Dorothy Ann
Newell, '56) of Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Freeman P Gait (Jane Sanders,
1956-58) of Gainesville, Texas
Mrs. Gordon Samuel Perisho (Ruth
Anne Bueter, '62) of Arlington, Vir-
ROBERTA WINTER, 1922-23: 211
Buckmarsh Street, Berryville, Vir-
ginia. Roberta was graduated from
Agnes Scott after leaving Gulf Park.
She then attended Yale University,
and after her graduation there she
was invited to return to Yale as an
instructor in Speech and Drama.
Later she returned to Agnes Scott
as Head of the Speech and Drama
Department. She makes her home
with her mother and aunt in Berry-
Sympathy is again extended to LOU-
CIDEL THOMPSON (Mrs. Claude
Wall, 1726 Howard Street, Jackson,
Mississippi) '23, whose husband
passed away in July from a massive
coronary occlusion. During the
spring, Loucidels son, Woodson, ex-
MARY ELIZABETH ALDERSON,
'24: Mrs. Tom Craven, 1911 R.
Street, N. W., Washington, D. C,
RUTH OBERST, '24: Mrs. Spur-
geon Patterson, 818 Main Street,
Blytheville, Arkansas. Ruth holds
the Ma:ter's Degree from Arkansas
State Teachers College. She is now
pursuing adult education courses.
FRANCES CALDWELL, 1929-30:
Mrs. H. C. Hartman, 8680 N. Kil-
deer Court, Brown Deer, Wisconsin.
Frances is doing graduate work at
the University of Wisconsin.
JAYNE FIELD, 1928-30: Mrs. J. A.
Leech, 1043 West Main, Blytheville,
ELEANOR VESTAL, 1930-31: Mrs.
Guinn Goodrich, 7404 Dale Road,
El Paso, Texa". Mr. Goodrich is in
service, and his tours of duty have
taken them to many foreign coun-
tries. After his retirement, they plan
to make their home in El Paso.
LAURA HARDY, '32: Mrs. Robert
S. Crites, 3635 Danny's Lane, Alex-
andria, Virginia 22311. Laura visi-
ited Gulf Park on July 29. She is
the daughter of Col. J. C. Hardy, one
of the founders of Gulf Park, and
Mrs. Hardy, who for many years
was a member of the Ciulf Park
OLIVE DAVIS, '^y. Mrs. Robert A.
Cliffe, 4609 Mt. Vernon Highway,
Sympathy is extended to Mr^. John
McDonald ( IVA MAE PILCHER,
"34) 504 North Beach Blvd., Bay St.
Louis, Mississippi, in the death of
her mother, Mrs. Fred W. Pilcher,
on November 1 1.
MARION INGRAM, '35: Mrs.
William Cassedy, 7418 Flora, Spring-
NORMA AUSTIN, "36: Mrs. Nor-
ma A. Crawford, Bay Shore Studios,
1 30 1 Bayshore Dri\e, Cocoa Beach,
Mrs. J. I. Martin, Jr., (MABEL
BAYNARD, 1936-37) passed away
on March 20, 1965. Sympathy is ex-
tended to her husband, who resides
at 6452 LaSalle, Baton Rouge, Lou-
ANNA HOOGE, 1937-38: Mrs.
John T. Watts, c/o Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Hooge, 1564 Monterey Place,
Mobile, Alabama. The Watts family
is now in Barcelona, Spain, where
they will be living for the next two
years while Mr. Watts is at sea with
the Military Sea Transport Service.
Their oldest daughter is a student
at the University of Barcelona. Anna
is the aunt of Ellen Mott of Alex-
andria, Virginia, who is a junior at
Gulf Park this year. Ellen is the
sixth member of the Hooge family
to attend Gulf Park. Her mtjther,
the former Ellen Hooge, '35, ac-
companied the college representa-
tive. Miss Virginia Haile, in visiting
a number of high schools in north-
ern Virginia this fall.
ALICE MAE SKELLIE, "38: Mrs.
David M. Miller, Jr., 613 South 19th,
Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The Mill-
ers have four children — Fred 10,
Gilbert 12, David 14, and Sharon 17.
Dr. Miller is a dentist.
JAQUELIN RHODES, 1938-39:
Mrs. Howard Smith, 116 Stout Ave-
nue, Versailles, Kentucky. The
Smiths ha\'e two daughters and one
GEORGEANNE MANDER, 1938-
40: Mrs. Robert Leeds, Bennington
Court, Richmond, Kentucky. The
Leeds have two children, Judith
Anne 14 and Robert, Jr., a sopho-
more at East Kentucky State. Mr.
Leeds is a lawyer.
MARGARET WINSHIP, "39: Mrs.
Pemberton Cooley, Sumach Street,
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. Mr.
Pemberton owns the Hamilton In-
vestment Company in Chattanooga.
They have four children — Winship
19, Pem 18, Peg 16 and Martha 5.
LAURA BORG, 1939-40: Mrs.
George R. Burnham, 714 Castle
Drive, Chattanooga, Tenn. Laura
has four children — Lynn 19, a
sophomore at Georgia State, George
16, John 12, and Laura 6. Mr. Burn-
ham has been deceased for three
MARJORIE SUDDERTH, 1939-41:
Mrs. A. T. Sampson, c/o Col. A. T.
Sampson, 10650A, Hdq. TAC,
DOPE, Langley AFB, Virginia
23365. The Sampsons have two
daughters, Dana 20, who is a stu-
dent at Radford College, and Deb-
bie, 17. A son, Jimmy, is 12.
SUZANNE CARTER, 1941-42:
Mrs. Hugh Keyser, 6 Stonehurst
Ciarden, Richmond 21, Virginia.
DOROTHY KUHN, 1931-42: Mrs.
Norman Moore, Marion, Arkansas.
The Moores have twin daughters
who will be ready for college next
year. They are both fine students
and are considering enrollment in
SOPHIE RHODES, 1941-43: Mrs.
Robert Heisler, 409 South Freedom,
Ravena, Ohio. The Heislers have
one son and six daughters. Mr.
Heisler is vice president of the A. C.
DARRYL WILSON, '43: Mrs. G.
L. Smith, 616 S. Sweetbriar, Chat-
tanooga, Tennessee. Darryl is em-
ployed in the office of the Missis-
sippi Steel Construction Company.
Her husband is an employee of Ten-
nessee Valley Authority. The Smiths
have a son. Jack 17.
ELEANOR BERNHEIM, 44: Mrs.
James C. Bass, 705 Fifth Avenue,
Laurel, Mississippi. Eleanor's hus-
liand is an orthopedic surgeon. They
have one child, Richard 6. Eleanor
was a member of the faculty of Gulf
Park in 1946-47 in the Home Eco-
GENE FREELAND, '44: Mrs. Jean
F. Jackson, 721 Washington Blvd.,
Beaumont, Texas 77705.
MILDRED RAYBURN, '44: Mrs.
G. M. Jones, 431 Wilkie Avenue,
Box 69, Morristown, Tennessee. The
Jones have three children — Sandy
17, Lee 16 and Mark 14. Mr. Jones
is a general contractor.
BARBARA TORRANCE, '44: Mrs.
William A. Walzem, 2916 27th
Street, Rock Island, Illinois, 61201.
The Walzems have eight children,
four of them teenagers. Mr. Wal-
zem has a men's clothing store.
Luckily five of their children are
hoys. ^_ ^ __
BETTIE HELD, '45: Mrs. Turner
Lasham, Skyline Drive, Campbells-
ville, Kentucky. The Lashams have
four children — Susan 14, Trip 12,
Nick 1 1 and Stan 5.
RUTH MORGAN, "45: Mrs. R. H.
Nelson, Wilson, Arkansas. Ruth's
daughter, Debbie, is almost ready
for enrollment in Gulf Park.
MARY lANE TURLEY, '45: Mrs.
Mary Jane Rohn, c/o Page-Svves-
singer Advertising Agency, 7635 W.
Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, Wis-
consin 53213. Mary Jane has a
daughter, Mary Lydia 7.
SARA BROWN, 1945-46: Mrs.
Covert Perkins, 2109 Fon DuLac
Road, Richmond 29, Virginia. Mr.
Perkins is employed by the Rey-
Reynolds Metal Company. They
have four children — Randy 13,
Ricky 12, Peggy 7 and Sara Beth 2.
MARY ALLEN HESS, '46: Mrs.
John Keith Miller, 61 16 BuUard
Drive, Austin, Texas. Mary Allen is
continuing work at the University of
Texas to complete a teacher's certi-
ficate. The Millers have three
daughters — Leslie 14, Kristin 11
and Mary-Keith 7. For the past two
years the family lived in Frio Can-
yon, no miles from San Antonio.
Keith was director of a conference
center there. He is now back in
school workiwg toward his Ph. D.
Degree in psychological counseling.
SUSAN HESS (Mrs. Earl E. Cham-
ness, 1 01 43rd Street, Charleston,
West Virginia) '45, adopted a dar-
ling baby girl last Augu:t. Mary
Allen asked about Mr. Davies, for-
mer head of the Music Department
at Gulf Park. Mr. Davies lives on
Pineville Road, Long Beach, Missis-
sippi, about three miles from the
campus. He spends much of his
time gardening. His specialties are
gardenias and strawberries. He has
a very full and happy life.
JOAN WINN, '46: Mrs. Joan W.
Spurlock, 1415 Aladdin Road, Look-
out Mt., Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Joan has four children — Jack 14,
Shepp 13, Billy 8 and Shelby 6.
VERNIE NELL CRAFT, 1946-47:
Mrs. Frank G. Hardage, P. O. Box
595, Delray Beach, Florida.
MARY JO DIXON, 1946-47: Mrs.
Ben R. Spurlock, Country Club
Road, Eufaula, Alabama. Mary Jo
and her husband visited on campus
in July. Mr. Spurlock was attending
a wholesale grocers' convention at the
Broadwater Beach Hotel.
EDNA STEGALL, 1946-47: Mrs.
D. J. Etzold, Box 864, State College,
EMALINE OTEY, 1946-48: Mrs.
J. L. Granum, 984 N. Quantico, Ar-
RACHEL EASLEY, 1947-48: Mrs.
Joe W. Richards, 1729 Holston
Drive, Bristol, Tennessee.
JULIA GRAVES, 1947-48: Mrs.
Richard Nunley, 1617 Concord
Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia. Julia
has a daughter eight years old and
a son two and a half.
MARTHA COLEMAN PROC-
TOR, 1947-48: Mrs. Carl Austm
Norton, Lexington Road, Winches-
ter, Kentucky. The Nortons have
three sons — George 16, Tommy 13,
and Carl 9.
PAT VIERSON, 1947-48: Mrs.
Thomas W. Brown, 54 E., Bartles-
ville, Oklahoma. After Gulf Park,
Pat was graduated from the Univer-
sity of Oklahoma. Later she studied
art in California. The Browns have
two children, a daughter 7 and a
son 5. After her children are reared,
Pat plans to continue her art career.
NANCY GRAHAM, 1947-49: Mrs.
Charles Finch, 79 Harris Drive, N.,
Ft. Rucker, Alabama. The Finchs
ha\'e been at Fort Rucker for about
a year, following a tour of duty in
Korea. They visited the college
campus in July.
ROBERTA ANDREWS, "48: Mrs.
Guy E. Jester, USAEWES, P. O.
Box 631, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
BETTY BRUMBY, '48: Mrs. How-
ard E. Hill, Apt. 211, 922 W. Hunt-
ington Dr., Arcadia, California
DRUSILLA ANN DAVIS, '48:
Mrs. Edgar D. Johnson, Jr., 2304
Eddy Street, Hattiesburg, Missis-
sippi. Her husband is a doctor. The
Johnsons have four children —
Lynne 16; twins, Dave and Jim 14;
and Doug 12.
JANE GILLESPIE, '48: Mrs.
Charles R. Eckerman, 3708 Osborn
Road, Route i, Medway, Ohio.
MARGARET ANN McNERNEY,
'48: Mrs. Charles Thompkins, 2203
Grand Asenue, Carthage, Mi:;souri.
GENYTH CHANDLER, 1948-49:
Mrs. Kenneth B. Hall, 1141 Iroquois,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Halls
have four children — Mark 15,
Cindy 11, Kelly 9 and Kathy 7. Mr.
Hall is a territorial salesman with
DOROTHY LEE WOOD, 1948-49:
Mrs. Dorothy W. Fitzgerald, 299
Riverside Drive, New York, New
JOAN GOOCH, '49: Mrs. R. C.
Barnhill, Old Military Station, Corn-
CJUILLERMINA PEREZ, "49: Mrs.
Enrique Martinez, 408 E. Pasadena
Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
Let us quote from a letter from
Cjuillermina, written on October 23:
"Thank Ciod. We are here in this
friendly land! Last March we got
the Mexican visas and two months
later the Communist Cuban govern-
ment let us leave our country. We
spent three months in Mexico City
waiting for our American residence.
After three and a half years of sep-
aration from our children, we ar-
rived in Miami in August. When I
saw them at the airport, it was hard
to realize that they were my three
girls! I have never been so excited
and nervous in my life. The two
older, twelve and thirteen, remem-
bered us very well, but my sister
had to tell the younger one, now
eight, that we were her mama and
dad. The next day, we came to
Clewiton, Florida, where my sister
and her husband live. About a week
later, I started working at a doctor's
office. My husband is working in
Moore Haven, about sixteen miles
from here, in the sugar mill. Two
weeks ago we moved into an apart-
ment here in Clewiston. My sister's
friends have given us many things
for our house. My Gulf Park friends
have helped us in many ways. We
are very grateful to them. I am ex-
pecting the Tammy soon. I always
enjoy reading it. I hope some day
to visit Gulf Park. I will enjoy
visiting it again after so many years
since I left that beautiful campus
full of good memories. I thank God
every day that we are here in this
free land ot yours that has received
us with open arms and has given
us the opportunity to start a new
life." (Guillermina sent a color snap-
shot of her family, but we are un-
able to reproduce colcjr pictures in
JEAN TEFFETHLLER, 49: Mrs.
H. D. Lambert, Montvale Road,
Maryville, Tennessee. The Lamberts
moved into a new home in No\em-
Sy\LLIE ALLISON, "50: Mrs. A.
W. Siemsen, Qtrs. 273-A, Reasoner
Road, APO San Francisco, Californ-
ia. Dr. Siemsen is stationed at Trip-
ler General Hospital in Honolulu,
Hawaii. The Siemsens have a
daughter, fan 8, and a son. Bill 11.
PATRICL\ MICHELLS, 50: Mrs.
Robert J. Roback, 5021 N. Milligan,
Chicago, Illinois 60630. A little son,
Donald Patrick, was born on Sep-
tember 28, 1965. The Robacks have
five other children — Eileen lo,
Timothy 9, Robert 8, Joanie 6, and
CJERRY SMITH, '50: Mrs. John F.
Kreiner, 3641 Surf wood Road, Mali-
bu, California 90265.
CECILY COLSON, 1950-51: Mrs.
Benjamin L. Baker, 450 Pittman
Drive, Richardson, Texas 75081.
HELEN DALLY, '51: Mrs. Craig
E. Davis, 1777 N. Staunton Drive,
Fairfield, Ohio 45014.
CAROLYN MILLIKEN, 1952-53:
Mrs. Joseph B. Miller, 1705 Palmyra
Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40505.
NANCY McKINLEY, 1952-53:
Mrs. Sanders R. East, 79 Oakland
Road, Buffalo, New York.
WORTH BAGLEY, '53: 3228
Brockwood Road, Birmingham, Al-
abama. Worth is now working with
the Birmingham Area Chamber of
Commerce. She is secretary to Mr.
Sam Tannahill, who is manager of
the convention bureau of the Cham-
ber of Commerce. Worth finds her
work very intere:ting and exciting.
It varies from giving registration
assistance to arranging tours for
those who attend conventions. Prior
to this position. Worth worked with
HELEN FIELDS, '53: Mrs. Paul
Cochran, 12340 144th Street, N.,
Largo, Florida. Helen has been
teaching third grade work in Lar-
go for the past six years. Her hus-
band recently accepted a position
with Lowery Publishing Company
in Atlanta, (Georgia. The family
will reside in Largo until the end of
the ichool year.
ANN RICHARDS, '53: Mrs. Ann
Quinn, c/o Mr. and Mrs. King
Stewart Richards, 3724 Hamilton
Drive, Fort Worth, Texas. Ann is
Personnel Director for Nicman-
Marcus in Fort Worth.
CLARE DEAN HELMICK, 1953-
54: Mrs. Howard Dunn Hayes, Jr.,
2301 26th Street, Arlington, Vir-
MARTHA TWING, '54: Mrs.
Martha T. Browning, 1801 Beech-
wood, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207.
JEAN DAWSON, 1954-55: Mrs.
John Q. Stockberger, 400 Clarmont,
ElDorado, Arkansas. A little daugh-
ter, Mary Staci, was born on June
18, 1965. Staci joins a brother,
Scott, who is 22 months old.
MARY RANDOLPH COLEMAN,
"55: Mrs. Harold R. Spencer, 4429
Iroc]uois Place, Nashville, Tennessee.
CAROL ANNE DEVORE, '55:
Mrs. James C. Douglas, Park Street,
Trenton, Tennessee. She and her
husband visited on campus on July
2u. Mr. Douglas is Superintendent
of Schools in Trenton.
LETTY THORNTON, "55: 8608
(jregory Way, Los Angeles 35, Cal-
HARRIET HACKNEY, 1955-56:
Mrs. John Bastin, 502 Lone Oak,
Lexington, Kentucky. The Bastins
have one child, Willis, 2 years old.
Mr. Bastin is an engineer.
SANDRA JONES, 1955-56: Mrs. F.
Kesner, 159 Clark Blvd., Massape-
qua Park, New York. A son, Robert
Charles, was born last April. His
big brother, Donald, is now two.
PAT LALLY, 1955-56: Mrs. Claude
Dunne, 202 S. Grady Street, Hope,
Arkansas. The Dunnes have just
moved from DeQueen. Mr. Dunne
is a highway engineer. They have
two children — David 5 and Steve
JOYCE NORTON, 1955-56: 5830
Oakwood Road, Shawnee Mission,
Kansas. Joyce sang in summer
opera in Germany. Her parents
\isited her in August and they
motored over Europe together. While
in England, Joyce auditioned in
London. She has been in Europe for
two years, studying and singing in
LOUISE AKARD, "56: Mrs. James
D. Bowdoin, 501 Meadow Drive,
ELIZABETH HICJHTOWER, "56:
Mrs. Earl Parke Welch, Jr., 2720
Spring Garden Road, Winston Sa-
lem, North Carolina.
JUDITH HORSLEY, '56: Mrs.
Richard L. Lott, 56 Cilen Aire Drive,
Springfield, Illinois. Judith's mother
passed away recently. Dollie Ober-
warth Dennis is now living in
Springfield (1504 S. Lincoln St.).
Dollie has a child in Delores (xers-
ter Sowinski's class in school.
CARYL LANGENBACH, '56: Mrs.
Don E. Chaney, 755 Cireenwood
Avenue, Glencoe, Illinois 60022. The
Chaneys have three children —
Elizabeth is six and in the first
grade; Diane is three; and Jimmy
was two in October. All are tow-
heads and full of life! Don is an
attorney in the Trust Department
of Chicago Title and Trust Com-
pany. Caryl and Don had a delight-
ful \'acation in June — to Miami
Beach and Nassau, where they en-
joyed the southern sunshine. Caryl
was interested to know what has
happened to Marilyn Short. The
alumnae office does not have Mari-
ATTENTION: CLASS OF '5 6
If you have tentative plans to attend our Class Reunion in
May, 1966, please v^rite to Judy Eads Clements, 7823 Chat-
tington, Dallas, Texas, 75240, or to Maui Vallarino St. Malo,
Box 4446, Panama 5, Republic of Panama. If you will send
in your current address, we will send you a list of all the
addresses and plans of our classmates. Keep the weekend
of May 27-29 open and plan to return to Gulf Park at that
time. — Maui St. Malo, '56
Mrs James Elsworth Childs (Susy Porter
'63) of Osceloa, Indiana.
Mrs. Lewis V/ilson Murphy (Linda
Larkin, '62) of Vero Beach, Florida.
Mrs. Gary Lynn Elsten (Virginia Jones
1960-61) of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
DOROTHY y\NN NEWELL, '56,
of Anadarko, Oklahoma, was mar-
ried on June 26, 1965, to Dr. John
Richard Montgomery of Town
Creek, Alabama. The wedding was
solemnized at the First Christian
Church in Houston, Texas. Dr.
Montgomery is on the faculty of
Baylor School of Medicine in Hou-
ston in the Department of Pedia-
tric;. Dorothy Ann has been work-
ing at the Veterans' Hospital in
Houston. Her sister, Mrs. James
Jensen (LOU NEWELL, 1956-57)
was a bridesmaid. She is living in
Norman, Oklahoma. The Mont-
gomerys are at home at 3707 Link
Valley No. 34, Houston, Texas.
BETH TEDFORD, "56: Mrs. Doug
(rulick, 201 Crestwood, Lake
Charles, Louisiana. The Gulicks
have just been transferred to Lake
Charles. Doug is still with Pitts-
burgh Plate (ilass Company. Jay is
now five years old, and Ann Had-
ley, 2. Beth hopes to visit Gulf Park
MAUI VALLARINO, •56: Mrs.
Carlos A. St. Malo, Box 4446, Pana-
ma, R. I^. Maui is planning to re-
turn to Gulf Park during Com-
mencement activities of 1966 for the
reunion of her class.
LINDA McRAE, 1956-57: Mrs. Jan
Morton, III, 1407 Kenesaw Avenue,
Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs.
Morton and their two-year-old
daughter, Lauralee, spent a weeks
vacation in Daytona Beach, Florida,
visiting Mr. Morton's parents.
JANE SANDERS, 1956-58, of
GAINESVILLE, Texas, was mar-
ried to Freeman Pleasant Gait of
Ardmore, Oklahoma, in an August
7 ceremony at Saint Paul's Episco-
pal Church in Gainesville. Among
the bridesmaids was Mrs. Robert
Ray of Sand Springs, Oklahoma,
the former Barbara Coffey, 1956-57.
Prior to her marriage, Jane taught
in Monterrey, California, where
she visited with the Robert Bradys.
Mrs. Brady is the former Judy
Fitzgerald, '58. Mr. Brady is at-
tending Stanford University. Their
address is 2235 California Street,
Apt. 199, Mountain View, Califor-
nia. After a honeymoon trip to
Mexico City, the Gaits are at home
at 212 Church Street, Gainesville,
MARY ROSALIND BOWER, 1957-
58: Mrs. Jimmy Lynne Arnold, La-
Follette, Tennessee. Rosalind's hus-
band is in the coal business. They
have three children — Jimmy Dol-
lar Bower 5, Benjamin Christopher
4, and Lillian Hannah 9 months
old. The Arnolds will be moving
into a new home soon. Rosalind's
sister, Jennifer, is a senior at Gulf
Park this year.
VI JO TALBOTT, 1957-58: Mrs.
CJerald L. Walker, 6004 West Ray-
mond Street, Indianapolis 41, Indi-
ana. Mr. Walker is a transportation
agent for Delta Airlines. The Walk-
ers have two wonderful children —
Andrew Allen 4, and Victoria Lee
18 months old. Vi worked during
the last two sessions of the legisla-
ture as secretary to the minority
leader of the House of Representa-
tives. She is the elected Republican
Precinct Committee-woman in her
precinct. She is enjoying her activi-
ties in government. Her interest in
this field began with her work at
Cjulf Park under Colonel Wink.
She is continuing her college work
at Indiana Central College in the
evening division. She is contem-
plating a major in government and
business. Vi is kept very, very busy
being a wife, mother, "politician, "
student and part-time secretary for
Lubin Associates in their Indian-
apolis offce. To put it briefly, she
SUSAN ROBERTS, 1957-58: Mrs.
Ray R. Collins, 259-D Cayton Road,
Florence, Kentucky. Mr. Collins
passed away on May 10, 1965, after
two years of illness with cancer.
He was twenty-nine years of age.
He had been employed as a chemist
in Cincinnati. Susie has two children
— Cary 4 and Camala 19 months
HARRIETT FLEMING, '58: Mrs.
Charles B. Dickson, General Deliv-
ery, Saltville, Virginia. Mr. Dick-
son is with Olin Mathinson.
JANE RYAN, '58: Mrs. John Se-
bern, 25 Old Alice Road, Browns-
BARBARA SCHNEIDER, '58:
Mrs. James A. Michell, 114 E.
Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana.
The Michells have two children —
Steve 3^ and Pamela 12.
SANDRA SHAW, '58: 9136 East
38th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145.
GAYLEN MONTGOMERY, 1958-
59: Mrs. W. W. Yeandle, Jr., 141 -
41st Avenue, East Moline, Illinois.
SANDRA NORMAN, 1958-59:
Mrs. Michael E. McDowell, 14 Star-
dust Trail, Mabelvale, Arkansas. The
McDowells live in a suburb of Little
Rock, where he is president of a new
life insurance company. They have
two children — Kelly Anne 4, and
Michael Norman 4 months old.
HELEN HEUER, 1958-60: P. O.
Box 255, Sweetwater, Tennessee.
Helen is now assisting her father
in his doctor's office. Last year she
worked for an advertising company
in Chicago. She recently talked by
phone with her former roommate,
Karen Pieratt (Mrs. Jim Watson of
Dallas, Texas). On a recent visit in
Memphis, she saw Sally Walters,
PAMELA LINGNER, 1958-60: Mrs.
Howard S. Warner, II, Fillmore
Street, Oxford, Mississippi. Pam and
her husband visited for a month in
Mexico this summer, spending most
of the time in Mexico City. Later
they fJew to Acapulco for a week.
Their young two-year-old daughter,
Michelle, stayed with her maternal
grandparents in Lewisburg, Tennes-
see. Mr. Warner is a graduate stu-
dent in the Law School of the Uni-
versity of Mississippi.
TERI SHEVLIN, 1958-60, of Knox-
ville, Tennessee, was married on Fri-
day, September 17, 1965, to Mr.
Donald Arthur McCown. The mar-
riage was solemnized at the First
Christian Church in Knoxville. The
McCowns are now at home at 105 10
Blackwood Drive, Lovell Heights,
Route 4, Concord, Tennessee.
PAT MURPHY, '59: Mrs. Willis
C. Woody, Jr., 2614 Longwood
Drive, Metairie, Louisiana 70003.
ROBIN BOYS, 1959-61: 2nd Lt.
Elizabeth Boys, Physical Therapy
Course 8-A-3418, Medical Field
Service School, Fort Sam Houston,
MARGIE COLLIER, 1959-61: Mrs.
Margie Buss, 4606 Chiappero Trail,
Austin, Texas. Margie is working
in the Loan Department of an in-
surance company. She has a son,
Brannon Hale Buss, 22. During the
summer Barbara Pearce spent a
weekend with Margie. Barbara was
planning a September wedding to
Joe Dove from Midland, Texas.
JULIE OWEN, '60: Mrs. R. E.
Hunter, 7212 Ramey Circle, El Paso,
Texas. Julie's husband. Bob, after
flying with a combat crew in the
Strategic Air Command lor three
years as a navigator, applied for pi-
lot training. He received his orders
and for a year they lived in Enid,
Oklahoma. While there, lulie at-
tended Phillips University and al-
most completed her degree. Julie
lost her mother in June of 1964, and
her grandmother in August. Boh
received his Silver Wings in Feb-
ruary, along with orders to a new
station in El Paso. Julie partici-
pates in a round-robin letter with a
number of her cla:smates, but would
love to hear from others.
ENA RIVAS, '60: Mrs. LcRoy F.
Beers, P. O. Box 651, San Salvador,
El Salvador, has a little daughter,
Florence Allison, born June 9, 1965.
JEAN STRICKLAND, '60: Mrs.
Stanley H. Johnson, 3006 Roberta
Street, Metairie, Louisiana 70003,
VIRGINIA JONES, 1960-61, of
Bardesville, Oklahoma, was married
on Saturday, May 29, 1965, to Gary
Lynn Listen of Bardesville. The
wedding was solemnized at the First
Christian Church. After Gulf Park,
Virginia attended Oklahoma State
University, and is now in her senior
year. She is a member of Gamma
Phi Beta Sorority. Mr. Listen also
attends Oklahoma State. Virginia is
an elementary education major; he,
business. The couple is now at home
at 611 North Washington, Still-
MARY ANN TAYLOR, 1960-61:
305 Page Street, Aberdeen, North
Carolina. Mary Ann visited on the
Gulf Park campus in August. She
was enroute home after attending
the summer session of the University
of California in Berkley. She is now
attending the University of Arizona,
where she is in the School of Fine
WANDA LOU LONG, 1960-62, of
New Orleans, Louisiana, was mar-
ried on Sunday, October 31, 1965,
to Mr. Frank Hogan of New Or-
DONNA FORCUM, 1961-62: Lake
Road, Dyersburg, Tennessee. Don-
na was crowned Homecoming
Queen at the University of Kentucky
in October. She is a senior educa-
tion major and a member of Chi
KATHY SANDERS, 1960-61: Mrs.
Richard M. Sullivan, 129 Crescent
Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. The
Sanders were married in May, 1964,
following Kathy's graduation from
the University of Kentucky, where
she was a member of Kappa (Jam-
ma and the national honorary fra-
ternity, Delta Psi Kappa. In 1964,
Kathy started teaching for the Ken-
tucky School for the Blind in Louis-
ville. In the summer of 1965, she
was awarded a Kappa Kappa Gam-
ma graduate scholarship in special
education for the visually handicap-
ped, and attended George Peabody
College in Nashville. She is now in
her second year of teaching the
blind, and she loves her work. She
is continuing her graduate study
through extension work. Kathy's
husband received the B. S. Degree
from the University of Kentucky and
has had one year in Law School.
He is employed by the Kentucky
Department of Corrections, and at-
tends the University of Louis\'ille
BETTY SPEAKER, 1960-61: Mrs.
Lloyd Baldwin, 4129 N. Firwood,
Charlotte, North Carolina.
BETSY CLARK, '61: Evangeline
Residence Hall for Women, 1005
Sixth Street, Los Angeles, California.
Betsy was graduated last February
from Arizona State University in
Tempe, Arizona, with a degree in
Marketing and Advertising in the
School of Business Administration.
She is a member of Alpha Phi Na-
tional Sorority. After working in
Goldwater's Department Store in
Phoenix, she accepted a job with the
United California Bank in Los An-
geles as an assistant in the Market-
ing and Advertising Department.
Betsy's mother, Mrs. Cecil L. Clark,
is the former Helen Horrell, '38.
Her address is 2025 Huntleigh Road,
Springfield, Illinois 62704.
BONNIE JO RUSSELL, '61: Mrs.
C. I. Georgescu, c/o Esse Standard
Libya Inc., P. O. Box 385, Tripoli.
Bonnie Jo and her little daughter
Kim, returned to the States this
past summer to visit the Russells in
Bellaire, Texas. An interesting ac-
count of Bonnie's experiences ap-
peared in the Bellaire and South-
western Texan. She spoke lightly of
shopping in Tripoli, weekending in
Athens and going to the beaches of
the Mediterranean. The climate is
very similar to that along the Gulf
Coast. Benghai, where they live, is
a city of 300,000, where women are
veiled. It is on the Mediterranean,
with its back to the Arabian desert.
The sandstorms, called Ghibli, are
enemies from the desert, and every
household has special Ghibli shut-
ters. The Georgescus live in a
modern home. Housekeeping prob-
lems, Jo leaves to a houseboy, but
she does her own marketing and
cooking. Shopping is a daily and
lengthy chore. Water is scarce and
must be purified for drinking. Elec-
tricity is limited, and there are two
evenings a week that current is
Bonnie Jos husband is a Romanian.
He is with Esso Overseas and came
to Houston, where he met Bonnie,
who was working with Humble. He
is a music lover, and made many
friends in Houston when he sang
wiith the Houston (Jrand Opera
Association, St. Mark's Episcopal
Choir and the Humble Glee Club.
On a recent trip to Europe, Bonnie
Jo accompanied him to an opera —
and much to his dismay, she snoozed
through much of the grand singing
— and again much to his dismay,
led him afterwards to a Gypsy night
club where they had a blast until
5:00 a. m. Their little daughter,
Kim, is a sunbrowned little girl
with a short windswept haircut. She
is learning to speak Arabic from the
servants. Social life in Benghazi is
limited to private parties, movies
and a club or two. Bonnie Jo's hus-
band likes sailing and they go often
to the beach. Mr. Georguscu joined
Jo and Kim in the States for a short
vacation in September, and the
family returned to Tripoli together.
MARGARET WHITTED, '6i:
Butler, Alabama. Margaret visited
on the campus on July 20. She is
doing hospital work.
RUTH ANNE BUETER, "62, of
Quincy, Illinois, was married on
Saturday, October 9, to Lt. (jg)
Gordon Samuel Perisho, who is sta-
tioned with the Navy in the Penta-
gon in Washington, D. C. The
marriage was solemnized at seven-
thirty o'clock in the evening in the
First Congregational Church in
Quincy. A reception was held at
the Quincy Country Club. Alter a
wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple
is now at home at 1300 Army-Navy
Drive, Apt. 425, Arlington, Virginia.
After Gulf Park, Ruth Anne at-
tended Louisiana State University,
where she received the Bachelor's
Degree in 1964. Lt. Perisho attended
Cornell University and is now at-
tending George Washington Uni-
versity. He is a graduate of the
Naval Aviation Officers" School in
Pensacola, Florida, and is attached
to the Defense Intelligency Agency
in the Pentagon.
KAY FIELD, '62, of Watervliet,
Michigan, was married on Saturday,
the eighteenth of September, to
Luis Henry Summers. The marri-
age was solemnized at one o'clock
in the afternon at Our Lady's
Chapel in Notre Dame, Indiana.
The Summers reside at 427 S. 25th
Street, South Bend, Indiana.
GINNY KLINKE, '62: 727 Pearl
Street, Apt. 203, Denver, Colorado.
Ginny was graduated from the Uni-
versity of Colorado last June, and
she is now teaching biology and his-
tory in a junior high school just out-
side Denver. A year ago this past
summer, Ginny joined Henrianne
Dorsey and Anne Berryman for a
tour of Europe. Ginny is anxious to
hear from some of her classmates.
LINDA LARKIN, '62, of Dade
City, Florida, was married at 8:00
p. m. on May i, 1965, to Lewis Wil-
son Murphy of Coolidge, Georgia.
Mrs. John H. Harris (Judy Rivard,
"62) of Birmingham, Alabama, and
Joan Strickland, '65, of Dade City,
Florida, were bridesmaids. Immed-
iately following the ceremony, the
bride's parents entertained at a re-
ception in their home. Upon re-
turn from a wedding trip to the
West Indies, the couple is at home
at 854 Bougainville Lane, Vero
LUCKETT McDonald, '62, of
Weldon, Arkansas, was married at
3:00 p.m. on August 21, 1965, to
James Willis Martin II, of Macks,
Arkansas. After graduation from
(Julf Park, Luckett transferred to the
University of Arkansas, where she
received the B. S. Degree. She is a
member of Phi Beta Phi. Mr. Mar-
tin, also a graduate of UA, is now
in his second year of graduate work.
MYRA MADURO, '62, of Panama,
Republic of Panama, was married
in October to Joseph Fidangue, Jr.
TINYA PATRICK, '62: 113 Ridge-
mont Road, Johnson City, Tennes-
see. Tinya will be graduated at the
end of the fall term from East Ten-
nessee State University. She has a
major in business administration.
LINDA CAROLE GODWIN.
1962-63: Mrs. William T. Hollis,
George Peabody College, Veterans
Village Apartments, Box 16, Nash-
ville, Tennessee. Mr. Hollis is at
Peabody, majoring in psychology.
He plans to enter Law School at
Vanderbilt after graduation from
Peabody. Linda and her husband
have a nine-months-old daughter,
SARAH GREEN, 1962-63: Mrs.
John N. McDuffie, Oak Ridge, Lou-
isiana. Sarah's sister. Dona, will be
a Ciulf Park student in 1966-6.
MARY TAYLOR, 1962-63: Mrs.
Oren Justice, Bldg. E., Apt. 107,
Shawneetown, Lexington, Kentucky.
Mary's husband is in medical school
at the University of Kentucky. They
have a baby boy, John, born in Sep-
MARY ELIZABETH (CANDY)
LYNCH, 1962-65, of Edgewater
Park, Mississippi, was married on
Saturday, the fourth of September,
to Mr. David Cottrell, III, of Gulf-
port, Mississippi. The marriage was
solemnized at six o'clock in the
evening at Saint John the Evangelist
Catholic Church in Gulfport. A re-
ception was held at the Edgewater
Gulf Hotel. Many of Candy's Gulf
Park classmates returned to the
Coast for the wedding.
JULIA BROWNELL, '63: 1263
Linville Street, Kingsport, Tennes-
see. Julia is now a student at Ring-
ling Brothers School of Art in Sara-
sota, Florida. She was awarded a
scholarship, placing one out of five,
for merit and achie\ement. Her
teachers feel she has great promise.
DIANNE DAVIDSON, '63: c/o
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Davidson,
Deckerd, Tennessee. This past sum-
mer Diane taught in the kindergar-
ten program of the Winchester,
Tennessee, School System. She has
returned to Rollins College in
Winter Park, Florida, for her senior
year. She is majoring in English.
SALLY ISBELL. '63: 1482 Darbee
Drive, Lynmar Hills, Morristown,
Tennessee. Sally, now a senior at
the University of Tennessee, is doing
practice teaching in Maryville, Ten-
nessee, during the first semester. She
is sharing an apartment with a
student teacher whose home is in
Vietnam. During the past four sum-
m.ers, Sally has worked at the Ham-
ilton National Bank in Morristown.
LUCIE STULL KING, '63: 3126
Park Road, Apt. 210, Charlotte,
North Carolina. StuU recently ac-
cepted a position as an executive
secretary with the Home Insurance
Company in Charlotte.
SUSY PORTER. '6^, of Peru. In-
diana, was married on July 10, 1965,
to James Elsworth Childs. The wed-
ding was solemnized in the St.
Charles Catholic Church in Peru.
Mr. Childs is a 1965 graduate of the
University of Notre Dame. The
couple is now at home at 10842
Jefferson Road, Osceola, Indiana
SUSAN SIEGEL, '63: Mrs. Thomas
Santore, 29 Greenwood Court, Apt.
C, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The Santores
were married in May, 1964. They
now have a little boy, four months
old. The end of August, Susan and
Faith Farenzena went to St. Louis,
Missouri, to atend the wedding of
Joyce Ann Schneider. They stayed
with Tanya McCormick for the
weekend and visited by telephone
with Diane Baker and Paige Elrod.
SALLY STILLER, '63 (1290 Park
Blvd., Apt. 115, Baton Rouge, Lou-
isiana) sent in a newsletter for her
class. Marsha Kramer is at the Uni-
ver:ity of Miami. She attended the
second session of summer school
and then had a jaunt to Nassau.
Joyce Clement attended summer
school in Hawaii. Betsy Frank is
engaged. Marian Whitten spent
part of the summer in Columbus,
Ohio. She also had an opportunity
to vi;it Sharon Dawley while there.
Marian is now working with her
father. She is pinned to Bill Cath-
cart. Margaret Pernalete was mar-
ried on August 28 and is living in
Ohio. Caryn Stang loafed all sum-
mer, but is now attending Ringling
School of Art. Marlene Mathias is
married to Ron Couch and they are
living in Maine. Ron is in the Air
Force. Cynthia Johnston plans a
November wedding, also an earlier
trip to the (Julf Coast to vi it Izzy
Campbell Bankston. Izzy is expect-
ing a baby soon. Judi Vail attended
Colorado State University last year
and pledged Pi Phi. She transferred
to Texas Tech at the end of the first
semester. Judy recently \isited Ted-
dy Cunningham (Mrs. Jim Ro-
chester) in El Paso. Teddy's hus-
band is with the Air Force. Cindy
Cornish is engaged, but will not be
married until her fiance returns
from Vietnam. Sharon Sneed was
married on May 14. Barbara Pearce
was married on September 4 to Joe
P. Dove. Before her marriage, Bar-
bara attended Texas A & I Univer-
sity, where she pledged Chi Omega.
Sherry Stuart (Mrs. Jim Webb) has
a baby boy. Carol Coakley married
Thomas Keating, Jr., on August 21,
in Winche ter, Massachusetts. Susan
Foote had a round with mono,
which made it necessary for her to
return home at mid-semester last
year. She has transferred from Ole
Miss to a school in Oklahoma. She
is majoring in art. This summer
she attended a wedding in Chicago
and there she met the man of her
dreams. She is engaged to David
McMann. Suraya Haddad is in
school at Auburn, and she is pinned.
Barbara Packard was married to
Guy Mathews in June. As for Sally,
she is attending Louisiana State Uni-
versity and is living in an apart-
ment. She would love to hear from
all her Gulf Park friends.
PATRICIA HOCJE, 1963-64: 304
Peach Bloom Drive, Chattanooga,
MELINDA BRAY, 1963-65: 3515
Forest Circle, Paducah, Kentucky.
Melinda is finding the University of
Kentucky campus quite different
from Gulf Park, but she is doing
well in her studies. She is taking
advanced honors program courses
in English and sociology. Melinda
and Cathy, Cathy's three sisters and
their governess spent the month of
July in Mexico. They were unable
to contact any of the Gulf Park girls
v/ho live in Mexico City. Most of
them were in school in the States.
Susie Shirley was in Europe. Me-
linda is planning to return to Mexico
next summer for summer work in
languages. She is a Spanish major.
Melinda pledged Kappa, and so did
Cathy at the University of Alabama,
so now they are real sisters. Mary
Lewis Finley is also a Kappa at UK.
JILL MEEKS, 1963-64, of Orlando,
Florida, and Charles Myers were
married during the summer. They
are now living in one of the Caro-
linas, and Charles is continuing his
PAMELA PEETS, 1964-65: P. O.
Box 124, Moline, Illinois 61266.
SUSAN MARIE BURDICK, "65:
2300 Iroc]uois Road, Wilmette, Illi-
nois. Sue entertained as her guests
for a week this summer Judy Nisbet
of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Claud-
ia Tospon of St. Joseph, Missouri.
Judy is at the University of Ala-
bama; Claudia pla.ns to travel this
year; and Sue is attending a sec-
retarial school in Chicago. Judy was
a bridesmaid in the wedding of
Cindy Wintermute, '64, of La-
ELIZABETH STEVES, "65, of San
Antonio, Texas, was married during
the summer to Fred Shannon. We
ha\c not received further details
concerning the wedding.
TILLY THOMPSON, '65, is now
Mrs. David Baer, 316 Franklin
Street, San Mateo, California.
CYNTHIA WARE, '65, was mar-
ried on September 26 to Charles
Wendell Everett of Gulfport, Mis-
sissippi. The wedding was solem-
nized at four-thirty in the afternoon
at the sanctuary of the First Metho-
dist Church in Pascagoula. Jean
Nesbit and Savann Whitman were
among the bridesmaids. A number
of other Gulf Park classmates at-
tended the wedding. After a trip to
Grand Hotel, Point Clear, Alabama,
the couple is at home in Gulfport
— 1220 24th Street.
ANNE VEALE IS LISTED IN
WOMEN OF AMERICA
Anne Veale, 1961-62, of Houston,
Texas, has been selected to appear
in the 1966 edition of Outstanding
Young Women of America. This
will be an annual compilation of
approximately 6,000 outstanding
v/omen between the ages ot 21 and
36. Guidelines for selection include
unselfish service to others, charitable
activities, community service, pro-
fessional excellence, business ad-
vancement and civic or professional
recognition. This pa't summer,
while touring Europe, Anne had a
most pleasant surprise. Her group
was eating at a beer keller in Lu-
cerne, Switzerland, when Carol
Lowery, a Gulf Park classmate,
came in. They had not seen each
other since graduation in 1962.
There were about two hundred
people at the beer keller, which fea-
tures yodeling and Swiss folk sing-
ing, but Anne and Carol spotted
e::ch other immediately. After Gulf
Park, Anne attended SMU. To quote
her, "In the three years I spent at
SMU I learned a lot from books,
but the most valuable part of my
education came through my one
year at Gulf Park. I know, too, that
the same is true of all the other Gulf
Park girls around the country."
GULF PARK ALUMNAE FUND
The Ciulf Park Alumnae Fund,
which has accumulated over a long
period of years from dues paid by
alumnae at the time of graduation,
now amounts to $2,375.00. This is
deposited in Coast Federal Savings
The college is planning to refur-
nish and decorate the Reception
Room of Hardy Hall. Through the
years the furnishings there have be-
come badly depleted. We wonder
if alumnae would be willing for
this fund to be used on this pro-
ject? It will involve painting, new
furniture, new curtains and drapery
and decorative accessories. With the
alumnae fund supplementing what
the college is able to do at this time,
the renovations could be more com-
plete. We would like to have the
reactions of alumnae to this sugges-
— Amelia S. Lumpkin
oLJean d oLldf
To be eligible for the Dean's List a student must attain a grade
point average of 3.5 or above (excluding Physical Ed.)
GULF PARK COLLEGE
Vol. 40 Nd. I
^Jwonorabie i v lention rJLidt
To be eligible for the Honorable Mention List a student must
attain a grade point average of 3.1 to 3.5 (excluding Physical Ed.)
Janice G. Jeffers
Lynda D. Thomsen
Lynne K. Thomsen
Linda C. Wilson
Editor-in-Chief Polly Hillhouse
Associate Editor, Mary Jane Sullivan
Photographer Mr. Paul Montell
Alumnae .... Mrs. Amelia Lumpkin
Faculty Advisor, Miss Audrey Napp